Join Scott Hirsch for an in-depth discussion in this video How to use the exercise files, part of Audio for Video: Production and Post Sound Techniques.
- [Voiceover] In this course, we'll be illustrating theories and concepts through the use of the Adobe Creative Cloud. We'll use the video editing software Premiere and the audio editing software Audtion to demonstrate best practices and techniques of working with audio and video. That said, I want to point out that these ideas can be translated to any video editing software and digital audio workstations. This means Final Cut Pro and Avid Media Composer for video software and their natural audio cousins, Logic Pro and Pro Tools.
We chose the Adobe Creative Cloud workflow for this course specifically because it offers a very simple and easy to follow workflow between the video and audio apps, Premiere and Audition. Avid and Pro Tools have a similar workflow between them using AAF files, and Final Cut audio can be transferred to Logic Pro with an OMF file. The bottom line is not matter what audio or video software you're using, you can download the course materials and ingest the media however you see fit to practice along with us as we work through this course, or you can sit back and absorb the info as we work through the material.
- Capturing audio and following the proper workflow for optimum results
- Sound editing—improving and restoring audio in post-production
- Mixing and exporting audio or preparing it for handoff to a professional audio engineer
The second and third steps feature Adobe Audition CC, a powerful audio post-production program with a host of tools to clean up, sculpt, and finesse your sound design. The seamless workflow to and from Adobe Premiere Pro makes it a powerful audio toolset. However, author Scott Hirsch's techniques work equally well in other video and sound editing applications. Watch this course to learn practical techniques for getting better sound in all your productions.
- Choosing the right gear, including lavalier and boom mics
- Syncing offline devices
- Working with audio in the video editor
- Moving files to Audition
- Choosing sources
- Cleaning up and getting the most out of nonideal audio
- Reducing noise
- Adding sound effects
- Mixing and adjusting levels
- Exporting and managing final files